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NRCS Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series highlights recent outcomes, emerging opportunities, and conservation tools and data developed to assist with conservation planning and impact and efficiency assessment. The series illustrates the scope of Farm Bill conservation efforts on privately owned croplands, forests, and rangelands; documents the conservation achievements and outcomes of those efforts; and shows the utility of science-based outcomes for helping inform future conservation delivery.

These one-hour, live webinars will occur every fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) via Adobe Connect at https://nrcs.adobeconnect.com/ceap2/
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Webinars:

July 22, 3:00 p.m. ET – Pollinator Response to NRCS Pollinator Practices

Mounting evidence of declines in pollinator populations is of growing concern. Conservation efforts to protect native bees and other pollinating insects are essential in maintaining diverse pollinator populations required for effective and sustainable pollination of wild and cultivated plants. USDA incentive-based conservation practices such as establishing diverse flower-rich meadows or hedgerows are examples of common practices producers are interested in implementing with NRCS assistance to support pollinators. However, for some regions, the value of specific plant species to native pollinators and the ability of different plants to establish well and persist in local environmental conditions are not well documented.

Bee on flower

During this webinar, Anthony Abbate of the Auburn University Bee Lab will highlight the results of a recent assessment of bee response to established and experimental pollinator plantings in Alabama. The CEAP-supported assessment was conducted to determine which native wildflowers recommended by NRCS are the most successful in supporting native bees and to help guide the selection of native plants to optimize the value of pollinator habitat plantings in Alabama.

No registration is required. Access the webinar shortly before 3:00 pm ET at https://nrcs.adobeconnect.com/ceap2/. (We have found that participants may have difficulties when accessing via Internet Explorer, so we recommend an alternate browser).

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Each webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing on this website.

Questions? Contact Liz Marshall at elizabeth.marshall@usda.gov

Past Webinars:

  • July 22, 2021 – Pollinator Response to NRCS Pollinator Practices - Archived webinar, slides (PDF; 6.5 MB).
  • May 27, 2021 – When it Rains, it Pours: Conservation Considerations for Resiliency in a Changing Climate - Archived webinar, slides (PDF; 8.8 MB), references (PDF; 0.1 MB).
  • April 29, 2021 – NRCS Conservation Practices Delivering Voluntary GHG Mitigation & Carbon Sequestration Benefits - Archived webinar.
  • March 25, 2021 – Quantifying Ecosystem Functions to Facilitate Wetland Monitoring and Assessment - Archived webinar.
  • February 25, 2021 – Rangeland Analysis Platform: Integrating production and economics into area-wide planning - Archived webinar.
  • January 28, 2021 – Development of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) and Use by NRCS for Watershed Planning - Archived webinar.
  • November 12, 2020 – Linking Ecosystem Service Values to Rangeland Practices in the Central Great Plains - Archived webinar.
  • October 22, 2020 – Quantifying Conservation Effects on Multiple Wetland Ecosystem Services: Understanding Tradeoffs is the Name of the Game - Archived webinar.
  • September 24, 2020 – The 2017 National Resources Inventory 5-year Release, 35 Years of National Resources Monitoring - Archived webinar.
  • August 27, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes of NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife in Eastern Forests - Archived webinar.
  • July 23, 2020 – Quantifying Restoration Outcomes in Frequent-Fire Forests - Archived webinar.
  • June 25, 2020 – Tillage Management and Structural Conservation Practices: CEAP-2 Report on Changes in Adoption Rates - Archived webinar.
  • May 28, 2020 – Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds - Archived webinar.
  • April 23, 2020 – Conservation Outcomes on America’s Western Grazing Lands with NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife - Archived webinar.